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Construction Student Becomes first ever National HIP Female Skills Competition Winner

Tiffany Baker, who studies ‘Progression in Building Services Engineering - Plumbing and Heating’ at Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor’s Dolgellau campus, has just been named as HIP Female Skills Winner for 2023.

After coming out on top at the recent regional heats, Tiffany took part in the national final yesterday at Loughborough College - where six finalists battled it out to be crowned the HIP Female Skills 2023 Winner.

Marius Jones, Programme Area Manager for Construction & Engineering at Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor said,

“We are delighted with Tiffany’s resounding success. Coelg Meirion-Dwyfor has a very long history in competing in, and winning national and international skills competitions. Seeing Tiffany follow this tradition is fantastic”.

He added, "It’s encouraging to see one of our female learners winning on a national stage - and I’m hopeful that seeing Tiffany’s success will attract more women to study Construction, and to go on to an industry that calls out for more female workers"

“Good luck to Tiffany on her assessments in College, I'm sure the skills she's picked up for the competition will see her through with a very high mark!”

Chris Penney, Leader GIVE Program LIXIL EMENA, at Grohe said, “The standard of work has been very high. We want to encourage more women into the plumbing industry, and set new industry standards with our products and also with the people that install them. It’s important that we bridge that gender gap.”

Zoë Tanner, Managing Director of HIP said, “A massive congratulations to all who took part. You should be extremely proud of yourselves. It has been an absolute honour to see the next generation of female plumbers showing off their skills.”

The competition was sponsored by many big industry names, including Grohe, Viessmann, Aalberts IPS, Grundfos, Kingspan, Wolseley Plumb Parts, Talon, Stelrad, Scruffs, Yorkshire Copper Tube, CIPHE and WD-40.

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